APD: Missing 10-year-old in Anchorage found

Police ask for public’s help in locating a missing child
Published: Jun. 3, 2023 at 9:36 PM AKDT|Updated: Jun. 4, 2023 at 4:45 AM AKDT
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Update: Police reported that Jayden Napoka has been located. No further details were provided.

The Anchorage Police Department posted at 11:15 p.m. Saturday on its Facebook page that the 10-year-old boy was found.

Original story:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - 10-year-old Jayden Napoka was reported missing Saturday and was last seen near East 43rd Avenue and Kody Drive at 8 a.m., according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Police say there is concern for Napoka’s well-being due to medical concerns, and that he usually goes for walks in the area with his family.

Napoka is 4′5″ and 70 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. APD says he is believed to be wearing a blue hoodie, black sandals, and a black Reebok backpack.

The department urges anyone with any information on Napoka’s whereabouts to call police dispatch at 3-1-1, option 1 or 907-786-8900 option 0.

If the situation requires, APD may need to use a drone to survey the area as well as other means.

An image of 10-year-old Jayden Napoka
An image of 10-year-old Jayden Napoka(Anchorage Police Department)